NES gaming on the go, and not on a Nintendo



I do know that plenty of portable media players from China and Taiwan (those generic models that come with different names) do ship with an NES emulator that let’s you play hundreds of gaming classics from the 8-bit era, but most of the time the processor in those portable media players aren’t up to snuff, and your Mario will probably suffer from lag as well as dropped sounds. Heck, I’ve even seen him enter a transparent pipe before due to poor coding! The latest device to ship with an NES emulator is not a portable media player but a cellphone instead.

I wonder what Nintendo’s legal eagles have to say about this, but just pause and think for a moment – you have an entire back catalog of NES games in the palm of your hand, and there is no need to make space in your attic to store hundreds of game cartridges nestled within their boxes! To play, just turn this cellphone sideways and let the landscape format draw you into a world when 2D ruled and 3D graphics were far too primitive to be engaging.

If you’re not satisfied with such a tiny screen, there is hope for you. This handset even comes with a TV-out port that lets you play on a big screen TV, although 8-bit graphics will definitely look absolutely rubbish on your spanking new HDTV. Not too sure what happens when you get an incoming call while you’re busy trying to obtain all the pieces of the TriForce though. The list of features doesn’t stop there – a digital camera is even thrown into the fray. Just remember that downloading NES ROMs is an illegal act, so if you want to get your NES fix legally, buy a Wii and download those Virtual Console titles or scour eBay for a working NES. Chances are this phone won’t even make it to the US anyway.

Source: DS Fanboy

7 reviews or comments

Phoenix Says: June 13, 2007 at 4:23 pm

This is why we have to deal with bull like not being able to play VC games from an SD card.

Edwin Says: June 13, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Phoenix, hopefully Ninty will fix that in future firmware updates, or perhaps include a hard drive in an updated version of the Wii. I guess even they were caught offguard by the Wii’s success…

vengeance Says: June 13, 2007 at 6:33 pm

this is the soccer game on the NES right ??
could u tell me whats its name ?! ive been looking for it for years !!

Jay Says: June 13, 2007 at 10:46 pm

looks like an ocean

Phoenix Says: June 14, 2007 at 9:58 am

They won’t. It started with the 10NES chip and moved on to those 8cm Game Cube discs. Nintendo tried to stop video game rentals for Heaven’s sake. They worry far to much about piracy and thats part of the reason why not just any hard drive will work with Wii.

Mac Says: September 9, 2007 at 5:57 am

vengeance…the game on it is called Downtown Nekketsu Mongaru or something… its U.S title is river city randsom and the pal title is street gangs… its made by tecmo i beleive and they made a soccer game and a dodgeball game with very similar graphics…

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